CORNWALL, NY (CBSNewYork) — Homeowners in the Orange County town of Cornwall will be able to receive help from the federal government to recover from Irene.
Orange County is among nine New York counties added to the list that are eligible for federal disaster assistance. Others include Rockland, Suffolk and Sullivan.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
A creek in Cornwall that runs toward the Hudson River overflowed its banks, destroying a business complex. Many upstate communities were also seriously damaged due to flooding.
Brooklyn will also receive public assistance for debris removal and emergency repairs.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
On Friday, Cuomo said in addition to Orange County, Saratoga, Sullivan, Clinton, Montgomery, Rockland, Suffolk, Warren and Kings counties were also added to the list.
Already on the list were Albany, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Queens, Bronx, Richmond, Nassau, Rensselaer and Richmond counties.MORE NEWS: Report: Feds May Allow Americans To Get Different COVID Booster Than Vaccine They First Received
For more information about FEMA assistance, visit www.fema.gov.